A boil water notice has been issued for all residents in New Plymouth, Bell Block, Waitara, Tikorangi, Onearo and Urenui.
The water is OK to use to flush the toilet, but should be boiled for one minute before being used for drinking. Please use your emergency water supplies first.
Water tankers are on stand-by.
Ex-Cyclone Gita has caused a large tree to fall and destroyed a pipe bridge that carries one of our biggest water pipes near the New Plymouth Water Treatment Plant yesterday afternoon. This has cut off water supply to the eastern part of the New Plymouth District and will result in outages this afternoon.
Only use water for drinking and flushing the toilet.
All big water users have been asked to stop using water and small businesses that use water – such as hairdressers and coffee shops – should also close until the water supply is restored.
There is a total ban on using water for gardens or outside washing, level 4 water restrictions apply.
We’re clearing the site of debris from trees and have sourced a pipe that we’ll use in the repair.
For more information check out NPDC’s facebook page, website or call us on 06 759 6060